I lost a bit of the weight I’ve picked up since I started working out. I’ve been dipping between 195 and 200lbs for the past several months. Last week I was peaking at 203. This was after adding a bootcamp twice a week. Glad to be back in sand numbers.

When you start to work out people say the weight gain is from muscle or from compensatory eating. I’m guessing mine is the later, though I don’t think I’ve ever done as many push ups as I have yesterday. So maybe soon I’ll be able to flex and “be swole”.

The temperature fluctuations of the end of Winter and birth of string have beaten me into a stupor. I no longer have the ability to be optimistic for a sunny day. I just surrender to the cold winds and grey skies without complaint.

I’m working on the third draft of my screen play “Chubby Chaser”. I realized I kinda don’t like writing. Certain parts I love, but the constantly reading over your own work non-stop is the part I could do without. Arguably that’s the most important part and I’m trying to adjust my attitudes accordingly.

My job allows me to live anywhere and work remotely. This makes the siren calls of the west coast call out louder than ever before. I know I’ll be there soon as if it were fate. It’s just a matter of my wife finding a job in the area she likes. Also, have to figure out how to sell or rent this house. Ugh. As far as any of that goes. I wish I could transport this one brick by brick to a comparable suburb in the North West but I’m sure there’s better and worse houses there already.

The movie “The Substitute” is easily a million times better than “Dangerous Minds”. It’s odd that a lower budget film would be so much better than a star vehicle A-list film… maybe not. The best part of Dangerous Minds was always that Coolio video. For as gonzo action as The Substitute gets at parts, it still delivers actual action. Seeing Raymond Cruz in The Substitute reminded me of all the Better Call Saul episodes I’m behind on.

Michigan Democratic Party Spring State Convention 2017

On Saturday February 11, 2017 my wife and I went to our first Democratic Party convention! We showed up at 7:30 AM as suggested by our local DSA. The idea was not to “push the dems left”, but rather to vote Berniecrats into key committees. A lot of people have been arguing whether or not this strategy of “#DemEnter” works. The Democratic party has all the vigor of a baloney sandwich on white bread, but there are millions on the outside that need political power. To get voting rights at the convention you just have to hold your nose long enough to join the democratic party. You must register a month before the convention (this is free (well, it costs the price of the postage stamp)).

On our way to the Progressive Caucus, there were three groups tabling. First off was the DSA 🌹, which is a loose-nit socialist group aiming at socialist values (society should serve people over profits). Their table was seeing the least action, due to bad placement, liberal fears of “socialism”. I chit chatted for them a bit, met David who runs the Detroit Chapter. Since I’ve joined, there’s only been one meeting 😿. There’s two different groups that are from the womb of Bernie Sander’s Our Revolution, and I’m sure there’s overlap between all three, first was Michigan to Believe In which is a Facebook group of Berners looking to organize around progressive policies. The other group Michigan for Revolution seemed like they were much more left leaning, and had their shit together like no one else. They bussed people in, coordinated demonstrations (more on this later), and had brought with them Birdie Sanders (see image above)!

Progressive Caucus

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